Let me help you. Hi, my name is Natalie and I've been writing a blog for over three years. I guess you can say that I'm a pro at this. I call it a work in progress. I can help all of you wanna be bloggers, with some tips and tricks of the blogging game.
- Always carry a notebook. I'm not always near my computer because I work, go to school, and have a life. Half of my entries that I've written have probably been handwritten at times. One thing that I've learned through out the years is that you never know when inspiration strikes. By carrying a small notebook in your bag you can quickly jot down notes, in addition to things that inspire you. In addition to that, you can also make to-do lists, so you can cross things out and make yourself feel better when you complete the task.
- Have a completely awesome playlist. I find that when I write for my blog, it helps to listen to music. My favorites include All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Sleeping With Sirens, Aerosmith, and Boys Like Girls. Everyone needs a writing playlist, to get the juices going. I don't know why. I guess all of the cool writers do. Did you know that Stephenie Meyer's playlist has Muse on it? Random fact of the day.
- Get a BlogLovin account. Blog Lovin' introduced me to so many awesome blogs, and it helps you get your name out there to other bloggers. I think that's important because the more people know you're name, the better you are. I found this helpful because I ran into awesome blogs that I enjoy reading.
- Write about what you love. This is the most important thing because this most important thing about having a blog is to enjoy it. Write for you, despite the fact that you have an audience. I find that people who write about what they enjoy tend to have better content. There's this saying called 'Dance like there's no one watching." Well write like no one's reading. Unless the content is X-rated or something. That you can keep to yourself.
So you wanna be a blogger. I wish you all of the best because starting a blog was the best thing that I ever could do. It's so fufilling and I am so grateful for all of my readers. I hope you have as much luck as I do!